Hall County, GA (October 11, 2018) – Just after the Monday morning rush hour a beer truck overturned on I-985 just past the Oakwood exit. All the contents of the truck were scattered across the road.
According to a state patrol commander, the beer truck turned wide on a bend, went off the side of the road, crashed into a guardrail and then flipped over on its side, striking a highway road sign in the process. The beer that the truck was carrying spilled across the median and roadway. The truck was only carrying Corona Light, a product of Mexico. No local beer was lost in the crash. The beer truck was driven by Anthony Williams, 33, who did have a coworker as a passenger in the van. Hall County Fire Services arrived on the scene but no one was seriously injured. EMS services were not needed. The road cleanup kept lanes shut down for roughly two whole hours.
Williams was charged with failure to maintain his lane and approximately 150 feet of guardrail will now need to be replaced.
Georgia Cargo Truck Accidents
Large and small business owners alike require the trucking company or owner operator that is transporting their product to carry cargo insurance. Cargo insurance protects the owner of the cargo as well as the person transporting it until it is delivered. For cargo insurance, there is a federal minimum of $5000 per vehicle if you will be hauling freight across state lines. Most companies that hire these trucks, however, require that they purchase far more coverage than the federal minimum.
The value of the insurance can vary greatly and almost solely depends on the type and amount of cargo that is being hauled. This type of insurance is vital in protecting you and your trucking company against accidents and other unforeseen events. These can include accidents, theft, and fire. Cargo insurance is unique to transport vehicles such as box trucks, tractor trailers, dump trucks, and cement mixers. A good cargo insurance policy will also cover removal expenses should the times you are hauling spill all over a roadway, parking lot, etc and require professional clean up. Most commercial auto insurance companies have a list of restricted items that they will not ensure including explosives, tobacco, animals, alcohol, and art.
If you were professionally transporting cargo and were involved in an accident, you could be in for serious legal complications if you do not have a cargo insurance policy, or if you were not aware of all the clauses in your current policy. If you feel that your insurance carrier is not honoring your cargo policy, give the Nye Law Group a call and let’s see what we can do to help you.
Give us a call at 912-200-5230 for a free, no-obligation legal consultation and we will happily go over your case with you.
Note: A variety of outsides sources including news bulletins and police reports were used to create these posts and report on the injuries involved. Due to this, the details of these accidents have not been independently confirmed by our team and writing staff. In the event that false information is included in the story, please contact us immediately with the post’s title and the incorrect information, and we will correct the content.
Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as medical or legal advice.